DAZN app set for future launch on selected Virgin Media set-top boxes
· Dazn’s Anthony Joshua vs. Jermaine Franklin 1 April fight will be available on Virgin TV
· Virgin TV customers will be able to purchase the fight as a pay-per-view (PPV) add-on directly through their set-top-box for £19.99 from Tuesday 28 March
· Purchasing the fight entitles customers to one-month access to full Dazn service at no extra cost via the Dazn app
· The agreement will see Dazn’s best and biggest fights available to Virgin TV customers via PPV
· Dazn’s app to be on selected Virgin Media set-top boxes in the future
28 March 2023, London – Virgin Media O2 and Dazn have today announced a distribution deal which will see a selection of Dazn’s top-quality boxing and combat sports available to Virgin TV customers as PPV. The partnership starts with former two-time Heavyweight Champion of the World Anthony Joshua’s bout with American powerhouse Jermaine Franklin in one of the most eagerly anticipated fights for years, on Saturday 1 April 2023.
Thanks to the newly agreed distribution deal, the unmissable Dazn event will be made available for Virgin TV customers to watch as a PPV add-on through their TiVo, V6, Virgin TV 360 or Stream set-top-box for £19.99. The purchase will include access to the fight as well as allowing customers to redeem one month’s access to Dazn’s full service via the Dazn app at no extra cost, which can be downloaded on smart TVs, games consoles and mobile devices. The fight will be available to buy through Virgin Media from today, Tuesday 28 March.
As part of the agreement, the entertainment companies have plans for Dazn’s app to be made available for download on selected Virgin Media set-top boxes in future, making it even easier for sports fans to access Dazn’s ever-increasing range of content. This includes the UEFA Women’s Champions League, Misfits boxing featuring YouTube sensations KSI and Jake Paul, MMA’s Professional Fighter’s League and much more.
Shay Segev, Dazn Group CEO, said: “Dazn is on a mission to bring top quality sport to as many fans as possible and become the world’s sports destination platform. With Virgin Media O2’s incredible scale and reach, Dazn will be in more UK living rooms and on more screens; and Virgin TV customers will have access to even more great sport. Starting our relationship with the Joshua versus Franklin fight is a real statement about the quality that Dazn will offer fans.”
David Bouchier, Chief Entertainment TV and Entertainment Officer at Virgin Media O2, said: “We’re always looking to offer our customers access to all the best sport and entertainment, and with the Joshua vs Franklin fight set to be a showstopper, there’s no better way to kick-off our
partnership with Dazn so that Virgin TV customers can enjoy every bit of the action – with lots more to come in future.”
Notes to editors:
Details of how to purchase the event via Virgin TV
From 10am on Tuesday 28th March, Virgin TV customers can order the event from their set-top-box as follows:
· Customers with a TiVo and/ or V6 set-top-box – by pressing Home or On Demand on their remote control and going to:
o On Demand > Live Events
o Then pressing the red button
· Customers with a Virgin TV 360 or Stream set-top-box – by pressing Home on their remote control and going to:
o ‘Pay Per View Events’ rail
o Then pressing OK
Dazn is a leading digital sports platform in Italy, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Portugal, Japan, Canada, US and the UK. Its wide range of exclusive content includes top-flight football from the world’s most popular competitions – Bundesliga, English Premier League, J.League, LaLiga, Serie A, and the UEFA Champions League, in addition to the biggest sports from around the world – Formula 1, NFL, NBA, MotoGP and the UFC.
Dazn is the NFL’s global partner and, from the 2023 season, will be the only place for fans around the world to watch every NFL match through the NFL Game Pass International add-on subscription. Dazn is a global home for boxing and combat sports through its partnerships with Matchroom Boxing the Professional Fighters League, and a global home for Women’s Football with UEFA Women’s Champions League and Finetwork Liga F. Dazn is adding more and more sport to its platform to create a destination for sports fans.
Dazn is reimagining the way people enjoy sport. With a single, frictionless platform, sports fans can watch, bet, play, share, socialise, and buy tickets, NFTs and merchandise. Live and on-demand sports content, anywhere, in any language, on any device – only on Dazn.
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